Sophmore “Offenseman” Zach Bogosian Compared to 10 Best

November 17th, 2009 by Warren Shaw Leave a reply »
Zach Bogosian is emerging as a standout talent in only his second year in the NHL. Despite the fact that he is only 19 years old Bogosian has quickly become a leader on the Atlanta blueline. With little fanfare he was designated alternate captain by coach John Anderson and has recently been logging 24-25 minutes a game while playing a regular shift as well as serving time on the powerplay and penalty killing units. Not bad at all for a teenager whose favorite video game is NHL 2008. It is tough enough to earn playing time as a forward, but defensemen have it even harder because of the steep learning curve necessary to deal with world class forwards like Washington’s Alex Ovechkin and Columbus forward, Rick Nash just to name a few. Ovechkin and Nash are capable of turning veteran defensemen inside out, so most second year players can easily be overwhelmed watching players of that caliber cradle the puck on their stick and head down their side of the ice with a full head of steam. Bogosian was different from the start. During his first NHL rookie training camp, held in Duluth, Georgia, Zach displayed an unusual confidence and self assuredness that few rookies possess. When t ...

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